By Bud Denega
ADA — The Ohio Northern women's soccer team finished the 2019 season ranked No. 19 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. The Polar Bears ended the year with an 18-3-3 overall record.
The Polar Bears vaulted into the rankings during the month of November and remained there for the remainder of the season, ascending as high as No. 17.
Northern's season came to a close in the third round of the NCAA Tournament when it fell to No. 5 Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 3-0 in a match at Wheaton College (Ill.). It marked the second time in school history the Polar Bears advanced past the second round.
United Soccer Coaches - Final Poll
Dec. 12, 2019
|2.||William Smith (N.Y.)||21-2-1||2|
|5.||Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)||14-5-3||25|
|6.||Johns Hopkins (Md.)||17-3-4||12|
|10.||St. Thomas (Minn.)||17-2-5||19|
|17.||Christopher Newport (Va.)||16-3-3||7|
|21.||Pacific Lutheran (Calif.)||13-3-4||23|
|23.||Claremont Mudd-Scripps (Calif.)||11-5-4||NR|
|24.||Geneseo State (N.Y.)||15-4-1||14|
Others receiving votes: Swarthmore College, Case Western Reserve University, University Of Scranton, College of Wooster, Arcadia University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Hardin-Simmons University, Emory University, Randolph-Macon College.